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Illinois Fighting Illini

Illinois Fighting Illini
The Illinois Fighting Illini are the athletic teams of the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. The school colors are orange and blue and the teams compete in the Big Ten conference. The university has won two Division I National Championships since 1958 and more than 25 overall. Famous players include Red Grange, George Halas, Dick Butkus, Lou Boudreau, Dike Eddleman, Ray Nitschke and Johnny Kerr.
The Illinois Fighting Illini are the athletic teams of the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. The school colors are orange and blue and the teams compete in the Big Ten conference. The university has won two Division I National Championships since 1958 and more than 25 overall. Famous players include Red Grange, George Halas, Dick Butkus, Lou Boudreau, Dike Eddleman, Ray Nitschke and Johnny Kerr. « Show less

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  • Lou Henson named to collegiate basketball Hall of Fame

    Lou Henson named to collegiate basketball Hall of Fame
    Former Illinois coach Lou Henson was selected to the national collegiate basketball Hall of Fame in Kansas City. Henson's career spanned 41 years at three programs: Hardin-Simmons, New Mexico State and most famously at Illinois. He led the Illini to...
  • BTN catches up with '89 'Flying Illini'

    BTN catches up with '89 'Flying Illini'
    The 2005 Illinois basketball team, which reached the NCAA title game, might have been the best team in school history. But there’s no question which group was the most colorful: The 1989 “Flying Illini.” The team is the focus of a...
  • Wisconsin clinches share of Big Ten title with win over MSU

    MADISON, Wis. Bo Ryan's players didn't panic in the wake of their loss at Maryland. They refused to see the loss, which snapped a 10-game winning streak, as anything more than a 40-minute misstep. More important, the fifth-ranked Badgers didn't allow...
  • Ranking Big Ten basketball student sections

    Ranking Big Ten basketball student sections
    College basketball student sections can’t be judged merely by the decibels registered from their cheers or by how many undergrads pack a gym on a frigid night. Face-painted, costume-wearing, vocal-chord-shredding 18- to 22-year-olds make Big Ten ...
  • Sports TV and radio: Saturday's 2/28 log (updated Saturday AM)

    5:30 a.m.    Golf: Joburg Open third round (in Johannesburg, South Africa).--Golf 7:40 a.m.    Soccer: English Premier League: Crystal Palace at West Ham.--NBCSN 8:30 a.m.    Highlights: North Carolina basketball.--MASN 9 a.m.    Motorsports: NASCAR...
  • Saturday's matchup: Northwestern at Illinois

    Saturday's matchup: Northwestern at Illinois
    TV/radio: 6 p.m. Saturday; BTN, WSCR-AM 670, WGN-AM 720. Records: Northwestern 14-14, 5-10 Big Ten; Illinois 17-11, 7-8. Fred Mitchell's quick look: Streaking Wildcats are seeking a fifth straight win. The last time they won five Big Ten games in a...
  • Illinois desperately needs victory over Northwestern to boost NCAA hopes

    Illinois desperately needs victory over Northwestern to boost NCAA hopes
    Instead of heating up down the stretch of the regular season, Illinois is facing its longest losing streak of the season. The Illini have dropped three straight games. And with only three more regular-season contests remaining before the Big Ten...
  • Northwestern enters hostile environment seeking 5th straight win

    Northwestern enters hostile environment seeking 5th straight win
    Northwestern may have a shot at an NIT bid if the Wildcats continue to finish strong. And Illinois is entertaining notions of an NCAA berth, with plenty of company on that precarious tournament bubble. Saturday night's intrastate meeting at the...
  • Blake Bazarnik, Jared Hiltzik hope to lead Illinois to Big Ten tennis title

    Blake Bazarnik and Jared Hiltzik have had plenty of thrills on the tennis court as they try to give themselves — and their Illinois men's tennis teammates — a huge thrill this spring. Bazarnik and Hiltzik are doing their part to help the...
  • Vic Law emerging as serious contributor for Northwestern

    Vic Law emerging as serious contributor for Northwestern
    Vic Law is embracing the journey while gradually maturing into a major contributor as a freshman for Northwestern. When the spindly 6-foot-7 forward chose Northwestern as a highly decorated recruit out of St. Rita, he boldly proclaimed that he wanted to...
  • Illinois goes cold at the end, loses 68-60 to Iowa

    Illinois goes cold at the end, loses 68-60 to Iowa
    IOWA CITY, Iowa — Aaron White scored a career-high 29 points to lead Iowa to a 68-60 win over Illinois on Wednesday night. White scored 14 straight points during a key stretch in the second half to give the Hawkeyes (18-10, 9-6 Big Ten) the lead....